• Food Resources

    Send your EAC team an email with your company name and the details of your services. Thank you in advance for pitching in!

    School District U-46: free meals for anyone aged 18 and younger | Desayuno, Almuerzo y Cena Gratis

    Salvation Army Community Meals (Boxed Meals)

    Elgin Police Department (For seniors needing groceries): call 1-847-289-2700 or Cheri Aschenbrenner  1-847-289-2626

    Senior Services Association: call 1-847-741-0404

    Food for Greater Elgin: Income restrictions may apply

    South Elgin Food Pantry - Open to all South Elgin residents

    McAlister’s Deli: Kids eat free all March

    Elgin Fresh Market: 8-9 am Wednesday, Thursday and Friday shopping open to people aged 65 and older only; ID required



  • Special Shopping Hours

  • In an effort to protect our senior citizens and those considered high risk for contracting COVID-19, many grocery stores have set aside times for these populations to shop.

    Jewel-Osco- Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 a.m.

    Meijer- Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. local time

    ALDI- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for seniors, expectant mothers and those with health concerns

    The Fresh Market-Monday through Friday 8-9 a.m.

    Woodman’s- Wednesday morning between 6-8 a.m. at all locations

    Trader Joe's- Every day between 9-10 a.m., Crew Members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for senior customers

    Elgin Fresh Market- Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9 a.m. for senior citizens and those physically handicapped

    Butera Market- Suggested to visit stores from 7-9 a.m.

    Costco- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. for members 60+ and those with physical impairments

    This is a list of the common grocery stores in the area. If you have questions about a store not listed, contact them directly.

  • Here's how you can help right now

    DONATE Remember, $50 feeds a family for a week.If you're not a member of a high-risk demographic, VOLUNTEER for warehouse (any hour) or distribution sessions.


    Northern Illinois Food Bank

    How to get help: https://solvehungertoday.org/coronavirus/#gethelp

    How to GIVE help: https://solvehungertoday.org/coronavirus/#givehelp

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) which helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.

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